Honda Driver Wins Indy 500

Honda driver Ryan Hunter Reay wins the 2014 Indy 500.

Honda driver Ryan Hunter Reay wins the 2014 Indy 500.

Honda power brought home the Indianapolis 500 trophy with driver Ryan Hunter-Reay. It was his first Indy 500 victory and the the second in the last three years for the Honda manufacturer.

Hunter-Reay’s Honda edged out Helio Castoneves by six hundreths of a second, making it the second-closest victory in the history of the race. Honda drive Marco Andretti finished third.

Art St. Cyr (President, Honda Performance Development) on today’s race win:  “What a fantastic day, and an incredible finish.  I hope all the fans loved it as much as we did.  The entire HPD organization worked so hard to achieve this result – not just today, but starting months ago and all through the weeks here at Indianapolis.  Their effort has been outstanding, and today’s victory is reward for all of their efforts.  This is our third win in a row, starting at Barber last month and the Grand Prix of Indy two weeks ago, and it feels like we on a roll.  So we’re really looking forward to extending that streak to four- and five-in-a-row at the doubleheader in Detroit next week!”

Dario Franchitti brought victory to Honda in 2012 as well. Honda has won 10 Indy 500 races since 2003. Learn more about Honda Performance. 

Ryan Hunter-Reay (#28 Andretti Autosport Honda) 2014 Indianapolis 500 winner:  “This [Indianapolis] is American History, an American tradition. For me, this is more important than [winning] the championship.  I hope the fans loved the finish, ’cause I was on the edge of MY seat!  Thanks to my team, I love driving for these guys and thanks to Honda, we had an awesome engine today.”

Get a look at Honda power up close today with the great lineup here at Waikem Honda in Massillon, Ohio. On behalf of everyone at our Honda team, we congratulate Ryan Hunter-Reay for an exciting finish, and we look forward to many more victories this Indy Car season.


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